Hilmar High hit Saturday's Trans Valley League Tournament by storm as it qualified nine wrestlers-its entire varsity lineup- for the Division V Tournament while two of its wrestlers walked away from the mat as champions in their respective weight classes.
The Southern Athletic League wrapped up the regular season for prep wrestling on Saturday with the SAL League Tournament at Big Valley Christian High.
The Central California Conference Championships were a huge success for both Pitman and Turlock High's wrestling teams in more ways than one.
Turlock Christian High will soon be moving its athletic programs out of the Southern League and into the Central California Athletic Alliance as part of the 2014 California Interscholastic Federation realignment. The move will take the Eagles from Division 6 to Division 5, but that's not the only change for the school.
Logan Wolfley is no stranger to hard work.
Turlock High's Central California Conference slide continued on Tuesday against Merced High-but so did its streak of no-quit play.
Pitman High's wrestling team made its way to Lincoln High on Saturday for the program's first appearance at the Sac Joaquin Section Team Duals.
Turlock High dropped its second dual meet in as many weeks against Golden Valley High Wednesday night, 46-25, effectively ending its chances at a 2014 Central California Conference championship.
Four Bulldogs signed their national letters of intent Wednesday afternoon at Turlock High, securing a home after high school for their athletic careers.
Pitman High marked the 10th anniversary of its Rumble in the Jungle tournament with a second place team finish on Saturday as seven of its wrestlers competed in the finals of their respective weight classes - with a total of 12 finishing top six or better.
With 60 years of service to the Turlock community, Bilson's Sport Shop celebrated its diamond anniversary by being named the best sporting goods store in the Turlock Journal 2013 Readers' Choice survey.
There was a mutual understanding between Turlock and Pitman High that Thursday's Central California Conference dual meet would be determined by the team who secured the most bonus points. Coaches and wrestlers on both sides expected a hard-fought and close contest and for more than half of the dual meet, they were right.
Pitman High, Turlock High, and Hilmar High marked the midpoint of the prep wrestling season with a weekend trip to Gilroy for the 2014 Mid Cals Tournament where wrestlers did their best to earn their team's respective third, sixth, and 38th place finishes.
The struggles continue for Pitman High's girls basketball team. After finishing 9-8 in pre-league play, the Pride have since dropped their first three Central California Conference matchups, with the most recent loss coming at the hands of Atwater High in a 51-37 final on Thursday.
It was pin or be pinned Wednesday night when Denair High hosted Southern League rival Delhi High in the third dual meet of the season. All 11 of the night's matches were determined via pin with Denair claiming six individual wins and Delhi claiming five individual wins, a practical even split.
She's a three-time CCAA Offensive Player of the Year, three-time Daktronics West Region Player of the Year, four-time All-American, and the 2013 NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Player of the Year. She's led the women's soccer team of California State University, Stanislaus to two CCAA Championships and is currently considered to be the program's best player-ever.
It's been half a year since Turlock's Lewis Gonzalez was forced to withdraw from what would have been his first shot at a World Series of Fighting championship belt. Scheduled to face Justin Gaethje on Jan. 18, Gonzalez suffered a knee injury weeks prior to the event and was forced to sit and watch as Gaethje defeated his replacement, Richard Patishnock, via TKO to become WSOF's inaugural Lightweight Champion.
Over the past few years Turlock's downtown scene has experienced a revitalization, forging a new identity for itself with a combination of craft beer and nightlife destinations. After nearly a year of anticipation, Downtown Turlock again adds to its newly formed reputation as a Central Valley hotspot with the opening of Memo's Cocina and Tequila Bar.
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